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San Juan basketball competition, Nov. 23-24
The 2017 San Juan Shootout basketball action begins next week at the Ocean Center. The women’s basketball tournament will be Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24. The field for the 2017 San Juan Shootout includes Coastal Carolina, North Texas, Buffalo, Nebraska, Detroit and Clemson. Games begin each day at 2 p.m. and are open to spectators. For more information, visit www.sporttours.net.

3 - 2 - 1 --- Light up Volusia! Nov. 25
Don't miss this annual holiday tradition! The Ocean Center will host the seventh annual Light up Volusia from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, on the east plaza of the convention center. The public is invited to kick off the holiday season with this free, fun-filled holiday event. Highlights include the lighting of a 50-foot holiday tree at 7:15 p.m., the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus, holiday refreshments, children’s activities, entertainment, holiday showcases and a gingerbread house competition. Entertainment includes the Beu Sisters, Crescendo Amelia, Surfside Chorus, stilt walkers, the Grinch, face painters, balloon artists, a magician and more. The Community Showcase includes Ace Gymnastics, Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co./Mai Tai, Daytona Lagoon, Daytona Tortugas, Devereux, Earl Street Grill, Maui Nix, Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, Joe’s Crab Shack, Paragon Theaters/MyPi Pizza, Peabody Auditorium, Ponce deLeon Inlet Lighthouse, Hangar 15, Sloppy Joe's Daytona Beach, Speed Park Motorsports, Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, Eisler Therapeutics, Volusia County Environmental Management and Volusia County Library Services. For more information, call 386-254-4500 or visit www.oceancenter.com/lightupvolusia.

Fur Ball to benefit Halifax Humane Society, Dec. 7
The eighth annual Fur Ball to benefit the Halifax Humane Society will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Ocean Center's ballroom. Guests will enjoy dinner, music, an auction and chocolate lounge. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $125 for VIP entry. The VIP ticket includes an invitation to the VIP Red Carpet Reception from 6 to 7 p.m., complimentary valet parking, plated dinner, three drink tickets and priority access to the chocolate lounge experience. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit www.HHSFurBall.org.

Harlem Globetrotters World Tour, Dec. 9
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their action-packed 2018 World Tour to the Ocean Center at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to experience the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Prepare to be amazed as the Globetrotters showcase basketball’s first 4-point line, located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line. You won't want your family to miss it! Experiencing the Globetrotters is even better live. The best seats sell out fast; buy your tickets now. Tickets range from $18 to $75. For more information, visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com.